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The Willows


Published October 5, 2008


LibriVox recording of The Willows, by Algernon Blackwood. Read by Michael Thomas Robinson. A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, "The Willows", arguably Algernon Blackwood's seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft describing it as "...the greatest weird tale ever written." A reading will reveal a clear influence to one familiar with Lovecraft's work. The masterful handling of mystery and suspense that build to a quite satisfyingly unnerving crescendo may be particularly noted by the discerning aficionado of the genre.(Summary by Michael T. Robinson)

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M4B format available


Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 2:21:45

Reviews

Reviewer: PCSmith - - November 9, 2012
Subject: A good story
A good story poorly read.
Reviewer: Timothy Ferguson - - September 14, 2011
Subject: A spooky book, but with a very slow build
An atmospheric book, but not horror in the modern sense.
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